Food and Drink

Hayle has a great choice of restaurants, cafes, ice-cream parlours and street food - mouthwateringly good!

Whatever it is you are fancying, there is something for everyone within a short walk of your holiday cottage in Hayle or, jump on the train or in your car to Carbis Bay or St Ives and have even more choice! You can never have too much of a good thing here in Cornwall…Here is a list of places to eat and drink in Hayle and within a short drive away – Bon Appetit!

A contemporary style pizzeria and brasserie; inside the restaurant has a distinct Mediterranean feel with a fun friendly atmosphere, plus to the rear there is a covered waterside terrace where you can enjoy alfresco dining with a view.

The Terrace prides itself on sourcing all meats and vegetables in Cornwall, their pizzas are handmade using fresh dough. The Terrace has an accompanying wine list to complement its menu, along with beers and soft drinks.

  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Nearest parking – Commercial Road long stay/Fore Street on-street parking

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A family run business in Central Hayle, the Thai Chef looks to provide you with an intimate Thai dining experience.

Specialising in Thai cuisine only using locally sourced fresh ingredients, they create their own sauces and mixed spices every day using family recipes. The Thai Chef only serves non-alcoholic drinks, however, you are welcome to bring your own!

  • Vegetarian option
  • Local produce
  • Nearest parking – Commercial Road long stay

Visit their website for more information or call them on 01736 757671

Chandler’s Plaice Fish and Chip Shop in Hayle, Cornwall, is a family run business which first opened in February 2014. Situated in the centre of Hayle and close to the A30, there is ample street parking to pay a visit.

Chandler’s Plaice serves traditional fish and chips, which include; Cod, Haddock, Plaice and Scampi. As well as pies, chicken and various burgers in a bun and a selection of crisp battered items including sausages, fritters and onion rings. As an alternative to their crispy battered fish, try their popular steamed cod with a wedge of lemon (we did and it was delicious!)

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A relaxed bar and restaurant, Salt Kitchen Bar is a great spot for casual dining and drinks.

Decorated with a warm rustic feel, Salt Kitchen Bar features exposed brick, warm overhead lighting and a nautical-themed bar, but with a modern finish. Looking to experience some nightlife? Salt Kitchen Bar often hosts live music, quiz nights and evening events, perfect for those looking for an evening out for a few drinks as well as eating out. The menu consists of modern continental food such as gourmet burgers, fresh meat and fish dishes and light bites.

  • Dog friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating
  • Nearest parking – Foundry Square car park/Fore Street on-street parking

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Looking down over Gwithian, the Jampot is an unconventional Cornish tea room, located in a round hut historically used as a coastguard lookout!

This rustic style cafe is more on the quirky side, however, with plenty of outdoor seating, the Jampot Cafe is a great spot for a Cream Tea with a sea view. Serving light bites and a selection of homemade cakes, cosy up in the Jampot next to the fire with one of their hot water bottles on a cold winter’s day or relax in the Jampot garden after a morning sunning on the sand. There is only limited indoor seating so do be prepared if visiting in the colder months!

  • Dog friendly
  • Children’s menu – Can produce small portions on request
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Nearby parking – Gwithian Towans car park

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A seasonal location found on Hayle South Quay, the Black Lobster can be found just off the Asda main car park in Hayle.

With plenty of picnic benches on the nearby grass, lit up by reels of outdoor string lights during the evening, this location also hosts various local live music performers for evening events. Offering takeaway seafood dishes, tacos and tapas using local fresh ingredients, is there a better place to enjoy lobster than in Cornwall next to the ocean?

  • Dog friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside only
  • Nearest parking – Asda car park

One for the Indian cuisine fans, the Grameen Tandoori is a modern and welcoming Indian restaurant just off the Hayle Quay.

The restaurant has intimate booth seating as well as large party tables, lit with ambient lighting offering a friendly atmosphere. Serving a range of Indian, Balti and Bangladeshi inspired dishes, the Grameen also has a licenced bar serving Indian beers and a selection of wine. If you are wanting to enjoy a meal from the comfort of your holiday home, the Grameen also offers takeaway.

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Located along the newly developed North Quay, Lula’s gorgeous rustic interiors and ambient lighting are combined with great sea views of the estuary and Lelant.

Cosy up next to the log burner inside during colder months, or on a warm summer evening sit out under the stars and string lights in their outdoor area. Lula’s menu is a combination of Cornish, New Orleans creole and Floridian crab shack spice, where the aim is to produce fantastic seasonal food with local ingredients alongside their licensed bar. All cutlery and crockery provided is biodegradable or compostable and will be disposed of responsibly, or you can take your own plates and cups!

  • Dog friendly
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating

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Found within Foundry Square, this small cabin takeaway offers big flavours of street food!

Although primarily takeaway, Feed have an eccentric colourful outdoor sun terrace, perfect for enjoying your food on a beautiful day. With Street Food style offerings such as tacos, filled bagels and superfood salads all made from fresh local ingredients, these colourful dishes are truly Instagram worthy. Also selling delicious homemade cakes and fresh Yallah roasted coffee, you can take away and enjoy a tasty treat on the seafront.

  • Dog friendly
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating
  • Nearest parking – Foundry Square car park/on-street short-stay parking

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Harry’s is a Spanish style restaurant and bar serving the freshest of fish, imported Mediterranean meats and cheeses, and wines from all over Spain and beyond.

Harry’s is a licensed Spanish style restaurant/bar offering a variety of fresh, homemade and interesting foods using local fish and produce along with traditional products imported from Spain. Their menu is small and ever-changing – from pintxos and tapas to paella and larger plates, come try something new. They have sherry, wine, cava, beer and cider from across Spain. Being a Bodega, you can pop in for a bottle of wine to take home too!

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The home of Hayle’s famous artisan ice cream. This family-run business creates a range of Italian gelato, currently having around 200 flavours in their recipe book!

Usually holding around 16 flavours at a time in the shop, these regularly change, ensuring you a new flavour to try on each visit! Mr B’s also offers a range of other tasty desserts, including ice cream cakes, fudge and waffles. Their retro feel ice cream parlours have a small amount of indoor seating where you can enjoy your favourite flavour along with a beverage, or takeaway to enjoy on the quay with a sea view.

  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Nearest parking – Foundry Square car park/On-street short stay parking

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Just off of Hayle quay front, Lewy’s Fish and Chips is a traditional fish and chip takeaway shop.

Serving up a classic fish and chip shop menu, Lewys sources its fresh fish from the Newlyn fish market, allowing them to add specials based on the catch of the day.  Additionally, Lewys also offers a brunch menu, made up of a variety of breakfast bap options. With no indoor dining, you will find plenty of public bench seating across the road overlooking the Quay!

Open Tuesday to Saturday 4.30 pm to 8 pm – they will even bater your pasty for you if you fancied!

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A traditional Cornish pub that has been beautifully renovated whilst still keeping its charm, the Cornish Arms is a lovely spot for a pub meal or a few drinks in their beautiful beer garden.

Their menu consists of pub classics with a twist, made with fresh locally sourced and quality produce, as well as some Canadian snacks inspired by the landlord’s travels. The outdoor beer garden is thoughtfully landscaped with Cornish grasses and flowers, a covered area and an additional outdoor bar, serving some special Hayle themed Artisan Cocktails. Alternatively, sit on the front patio and watch the world go by!

  • Dog friendly – They serve a dog menu!
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating
  • On-site parking

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Is there anything more Cornish than a pasty? Philps pasties is a family run business that is famous far and wide for its pasties.

Traditionally made at their bakery with locally sourced ingredients, Philps pasties have been accredited by the Cornish Pasty Association and their traditional Cornish Pasty recipe hasn’t changed since 1958. Alongside their pasties is a range of freshly baked rolls for filled sandwiches, homemade cakes and confectionery. Offering takeaway only, Philps does have some outdoor quayside bench seating or find a beauty spot nearby to enjoy.

  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Onsite parking

Visit their website for more information

Found at Foundry Square, Sanders Fish and Chips offers everything you would expect from a traditional fish and chip shop.

Available as a takeaway, their modern nautical-themed restaurant also has plenty of indoor seating, perfect for casual dining, as well as offering a selection of local beers and wines. Serving Fish and Chip shop classics, they also offer an alternative restaurant menu with starter and dessert options made up of classic British dishes.

  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Parking outside – limited spaces or Foundry Square pay and display

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A great place to stop after a walk on the Towans, The Bucket of Blood is a traditional Cornish pub named after an old well previously on the grounds in which the water was red as tainted with tin.

Inside the Bucket of Blood has an authentic feel of times gone by, with exposed wood beams and pine decor. Outside there is additional seating to enjoy a cold pint during warmer months. The menu consists of typical pub classics, alongside a selection of on-tap beer and ales, wines and spirits.

  • Dog friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating
  • On-site parking

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The Red River Inn is a beautiful brick pub nestled in the village of Gwithian. Tucked away from the sea but with lovely scenic views of the Cornish countryside and a well-kept beer garden, you will not be disappointed.

Serving seasonal fish and fresh produce, their British cuisine menu features wonderfully coloured and presented dishes that are far from the standard pub classics, a real hidden gem! With wine pairings for each dish as well as an extensive cocktail and spirits selection, this is a great place to visit after a walk across Gwithian Towans!

  • Dog friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating
  • On-site parking

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Right above Gwithian beach, Sunset Surf is the perfect spot for those wishing to do a little surfing during their stay or to revitalise after a day on the beach!

With breathtaking views over GSurf’sodrevy and beyond, Sunset Surf’s cosy cafe feel is not only great for the summer months but perfect for wave watching over a hot chocolate in the winter next to their woodburner. The menu is a typical cafe selection, with breakfast choices, sandwiches and cakes to choose from, however, this cafe does also hold a licenced bar! So you can enjoy a cold drink on the sun terrace. Open daytime only.

  • Dog friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Nearest parking – Gwithian Towans car park

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Birdies has panoramic views of the Lelant Estuary from both inside the cafe and from its outdoor seating area, making this an ideal spot for avid bird watchers!

The light and airy interiors have a modern vintage feel with a nod to the seaside, with large glass windows to maximise views of the surrounding area. This family-run business is the dream of a couple with a history in high profile kitchens, now producing English dishes with a twist using fresh seasonal produce. Birdies also has a licensed bar, so why not enjoy their famous bubble and squeak rendition with a glass of wine whilst taking in the dreamy views.

  • Dog-friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Parking – On-site

Visit their website or call them on 01736 759307



As ‘field to plate’ as you can get, Trevaskis Farm restaurant is located within the farm grounds on which its produce is grown!

With scenic views of the Cornish Countryside, as well as access to the farmland, you can explore the grounds and visit the animals who are reared on-site, making Trevaskis Farm an experience beyond your meal. The restaurant itself is rustic and homely, with warm woods and pine. Outside you will find a large patio area with plenty of seating to enjoy during warmer days. Serving British classics using their home-reared meat and fresh produce, Trevaskis Farm also has an incredible dessert counter full of homemade cakes and desserts. Also neighbouring the restaurant is their own market shop, fishmonger and ‘pick your own’ areas, so why not pick up some groceries to take back to your holiday home and enjoy.

  • Dog-friendly – Outside only
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating
  • On-site parking

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Located just off of Lelant Estuary, The Old Quay House offers a traditional cosy Cornish pub setting as well as an exterior waterside garden area and children’s play park, benefiting from the wonderful scenic views of the estuary.

Offering traditional pub classics as well as a Sunday carvery, The Old Quay House has a large collection of ales, beers, gins and wines, including some Cornish options.

  • Dog-friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Sea views
  • Outside seating
  • Parking – On-site

Visit their website or call them on 01736 753445

Aiming for simple dining using high-quality ingredients, The Old Forge offers a warm and relaxed dining experience with some great flavours.

With a charming rustic interior featuring exposed brick, dark wooden beams and plenty of ambience, The Old Forge is a lovely spot for dinner with friends and family where you can experience some great local food as well as a shop from their deli! Full of locally sourced produce as well as some of their own homemade starter sauces.

  • Dog-friendly
  • Children’s menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Local produce
  • Outside seating – covered with heaters
  • Parking – some spaces on-site

Visit their website or call them on 01736 753696